Join GHQ's free e-mail list. Just enter your e-mail address and click on the Subscribe button. You can cancel your subscription at any time.

GHQ Models Forums
The Best Damn Wargaming Forum
 
  FAQFAQ    SearchSearch    MemberlistMemberlist    UsergroupsUsergroups    RegisterRegister 
  ProfileProfile    Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages    Log inLog in 
ACR thread, as suggested by Redleg
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 5, 6, 7 ... 13, 14, 15  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    GHQ Models Forums Forum Index -> Military Models General Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
panzergator
E5


Joined: 07 Oct 2015
Posts: 1127

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My suggestion... command vehicles (M113s or M3), M577s, medics, maintenance (M88s, M113s. wreckers), signal - M577 and a few HUMVEEs. Then think about spt plt, mess later. There are more wheeled support vehicles than there are tracked combat vehicles, so the cost can be significant.
_________________
All blessings flow from a good mission statement.
Pogo was right. So was Ike.
"A Gentleman is a man who is only rude intentionally." (Churchill)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cav Dog
E5


Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 579

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Redleg,

Nice looking kit. I suggest you focus on adding the support elements that Regiment would chop to each ground squadron; engineer platoon, ADA section and chemical recon and defense platoon.

And my personal favorite, an air cav troop from 4th sqdn. By SOP, each ground squadron had a "dedicated" air troop. Depending on when you are modeling it, the troop could be either 6 OH-58A/C and 4 AH1F, or 6 OH58D and 4 AH64 Apaches, or currently 8 OH58 Kiowa Warriors.

Good luck and have fun...
_________________
Tactics are the opinion of the senior officer present.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
redleg
E5


Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 664
Location: Riverside, CA

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I was thinking of just skipping the HHT maintenance platoon since each troop already has maintenance stuff, but then I have these M977s and M978s sitting here calling my name. They're saying, "Me too! I want to be CAV!"

I didn't know that each squadron had a dedicated air troop! I was going to start on 2nd squadron next, but maybe I will do the slice elements you spoke of and then move onto Coyote Squadron (the staff nerd in me demands that all units company size and above have call signs. 2nd squadron will be Coyote). I have a few more days to figure this out while I paint my 1st how battery.
_________________
"Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl".
-Unknown Artilleryman
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
panzergator
E5


Joined: 07 Oct 2015
Posts: 1127

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you will have a nice collection. It sounds like you are going with the regimental rather than divisional squadron. I generally skip the air and support platoon elements, although I try to have one complete set per TOE, just because it's too expensive to have all the wheels as well, and it can be REALLY expensive to have the aviation. I didnt suggest those because you said you had a restricted budget. My regimental squadron does have both an engineer platoon and a vulcan plt.
_________________
All blessings flow from a good mission statement.
Pogo was right. So was Ike.
"A Gentleman is a man who is only rude intentionally." (Churchill)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
redleg
E5


Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 664
Location: Riverside, CA

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1st How battery makin it rain!






_________________
"Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl".
-Unknown Artilleryman
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
redleg
E5


Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 664
Location: Riverside, CA

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hip shoot! 1st How Battery gets a call for fire during movement so they stop astride the road and go into action. A section of tanks from C Troop provide security while the guns bang away.


_________________
"Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl".
-Unknown Artilleryman
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
redleg
E5


Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 664
Location: Riverside, CA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got around to starting on my ACR storage plan. I知 calling it the Cav Box. It was a nice Southern California day so I worked outside and I got the grooves all cut and the sides put together. I put the 1st squadron tray in to test the fit and it worked well. I got the boards for the top and bottom of the box cut, but it was getting too hot so I called it a day. I値l try to get those boards on tomorrow, along with some handles and little rubber feet so I don稚 scratch my old lady痴 table when I bring it in. I知 still undecided on a door. A single hinged door on the front that drops down would be easiest, but maybe a 2-door front that opens like a cupboard would be easier to access.

I知 also going to rearrange the squadron trays, and there will be a total of 6 trays; one each for the 3 ground squadrons, air squadron, support squadron, and one for HHT and attached companies.



_________________
"Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl".
-Unknown Artilleryman
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
rdenman62
E5


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 103
Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that idea. Those are something I would make and use for all my Heavy Brigade Combat Team vehicles. Cant wait to see the finished product.
_________________
Peace thru superior firepower
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
panzergator
E5


Joined: 07 Oct 2015
Posts: 1127

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about a panel that slides for the front that you remove.
_________________
All blessings flow from a good mission statement.
Pogo was right. So was Ike.
"A Gentleman is a man who is only rude intentionally." (Churchill)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Guroburov
E5


Joined: 27 Mar 2015
Posts: 243
Location: Coppel, TX

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this build. It looks like it'll be kinda heavy once you load it up. Wish I had one myself. While I'm at it, I wish I had his weather too. Cold and wet here.

On a serious note, how did you build the shelf? What materials? Did you tack the sides to the bottom? Lastly, are the dividers fixed or glued in? I'm asking......for a friend. Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
panzergator
E5


Joined: 07 Oct 2015
Posts: 1127

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A stiffener could be added on the bottom, if necessary.
_________________
All blessings flow from a good mission statement.
Pogo was right. So was Ike.
"A Gentleman is a man who is only rude intentionally." (Churchill)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
panzergator
E5


Joined: 07 Oct 2015
Posts: 1127

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Del
_________________
All blessings flow from a good mission statement.
Pogo was right. So was Ike.
"A Gentleman is a man who is only rude intentionally." (Churchill)


Last edited by panzergator on Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:54 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
redleg
E5


Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 664
Location: Riverside, CA

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, guys. This is kind of like micro armor - if you take the picture from a good distance you can't see all the mistakes! I'm not exactly a natural with power tools.

I'm going to try to get some more work done on it today because I'm anxious to paint it. I'm going to drop by Home Depot and see what kind of hinges and fasteners they have and then decide how to do the front door, though I do like the sliding front cover idea!

The individual shelves are just 2' wide x 1' deep hardwood boards. 1/4" thick. They come in 2 x 2' pieces and i just cut it in half. The dividers are small square dowels that I cut and glued down. For the most part they are pretty secure, but the ends of the linger pieces popped up so there must be a little bendage. The box has a groove all along the back as well as the sides, so hopefully that will keep the shelves from sagging while they are in the box.
_________________
"Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl".
-Unknown Artilleryman
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Guroburov
E5


Joined: 27 Mar 2015
Posts: 243
Location: Coppel, TX

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Redleg. Some day, when I have some room, I'd like to make something like this myself.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
redleg
E5


Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 664
Location: Riverside, CA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I finally finished the Cavalry Box! I may add a tasteful cav logo or something, and I need to touch up the paint in a few places, but I知 in no big rush for that stuff. I still need to re-organize the trays and I知 going to have some trays of ships and aircraft as well until I get more of the ACR done. Once this box gets full I値l have to build another box and move the non-cav trays over!






_________________
"Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl".
-Unknown Artilleryman
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    GHQ Models Forums Forum Index -> Military Models General Forum All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 5, 6, 7 ... 13, 14, 15  Next
Page 6 of 15

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum





Military Models  |  N-Scale Models  |  HO-Scale Models  |  Contact GHQ
About GHQ  |  GHQ Forums  |  GHQ Order Form

©Copyright 2004-2011 GHQ Models - All Rights Reserved
Website created and hosted by KDV Technology & Consulting